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NMSU Hotline — January 30, 2017

Education, student leadership highlight NMSU?s Black History Month

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Festus Addo-Yobo, director of Black Programs at New Mexico State University, agrees with Martin Luther King Jr.?s principle, ?Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.? And he would like NMSU?s Black History Month in February to reflect that ? and other ? principles outlined by King.

The month-long celebration is an opportunity to create awareness and strengthen relationships.

From a feature film to an author?s presentation, and from a pageant to a student leadership conference, Black History Month offers many opportunities for the entire NMSU community.

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Campus Announcements

Retirement reception for Jack Provencio Tuesday

After 27 years of service to NMSU, Procurement Services Assistant Director Jack Provencio will retire Jan. 31. His NMSU career began in the operations and logistics area at PSL. He later worked in the bookstore warehouse, before beginning 22 years in purchasing as a buyer, senior buyer, assistant director and interim director. Please join the Procurement Services office in thanking Provencio for his dedicated service and wishing him well in retirement at a reception in the lobby of Hadley Hall from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31.

College Survival: Basic Training for Students to be held Tuesday

College Survival: Basic Training for Students will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225. New to the whole college scene? Not so new but unsure what it takes to be a successful student? Come and learn valuable information about transitioning to college life. Become aware and avoid common pitfalls college students face.

For more information contact the Student Success Center in Room 128 in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center or call 575-646-3136. Like us on Facebook @NMSU Student Success Center.

This week?s Mike?s Magnificent Meals

Treat yourself to a decadent lunch, featuring pork loin with gouda bacon stuffing, during this week?s Mike?s Magnificent Meals at Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center. This special lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, with a full menu featuring pork loin with gouda bacon stuffing, portobello gravy, wild rice, scalloped potatoes with ham, fresh green beans and dinner rolls. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including Mike?s Magnificent Meals. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.

Department of Astronomy to host observatory open house Feb. 3

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold an Observatory Open House at the NMSU campus observatories, located at 3415 Williams Ave., at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Astronomy personnel on hand will be Jason Jackiewicz and graduate assistants Sten Hasselquist and Lauren Kahre.

Objects we will look at may include the planet Venus, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Orion Nebula, the moon and many more celestial objects.

Please contact the NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-4438 with questions. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening of stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.

Las Cruces Economic Outlook Conference set for Feb. 16

The sixth annual Economic Outlook Conference will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 East University Avenue. Top national and state economists will present their economic forecasts for 2017. To register online, visit http://business.nmsu.edu/cob-events.

For questions please contact Anthony Casaus at acasaus@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5817.

NMSU-Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center partnership call for proposals

Funds are available for two levels of collaborative research: pilot and full projects. The goal of the NMSU/Fred Hutch U54 PACR partnership is to continue to build upon increasing cancer research capacity at NMSU and to increase knowledge and attention to cancer-related health disparities at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The Letter of Intent is due 6 p.m. Mountain time Friday, April 14. Proposals are due 6 p.m. Mountain time Monday, July 31. Start date is September 2018.

Download the RFA and proposal application forms at http://cancer.nmsu.edu.

For more information contact Graciela Unguez at gunguez@nmsu.edu or Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.

Weekly Mass on campus continues this semester

Newman Catholic students and St. Albert the Great Newman Center host a weekly Mass on campus at 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays. All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Mass is only about 30 minutes long so you still have time for a quick lunch. Please contact Mona Chip at mona@stalbertnewmancenter.org with any questions.

NMSU?s School of HRTM to host beverage series

New Mexico State University?s School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management will be hosting a series of community tastings in the Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine. The program is held in conjunction with the school receiving the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences? Gerald Thomas Chair endowment for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The endowment is named after former NMSU President Gerald Thomas an international authority on world food problems. This fund is used to creatively address issues related to agricultural production or natural resource use.


NM EDGE, New Mexico Association of Counties honors graduating public officials

SANTA FE ? The 15th group of New Mexico EDGE graduates was recognized during the New Mexico Association of Counties Legislative Conference on Jan. 19 in Santa Fe. The graduates join 370 public officials who have completed various designations in the certified public official program.

NM EDGE, which stands for Education Designed to Generate Excellence in the public sector, is a nationally accredited program administered by New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service.


Southwest?s premier organic farming conference set for Feb. 17-18 in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE ? The New Mexico Organic Farming Conference, to be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, at the Marriott Pyramid North in Albuquerque, is the Southwest?s premier conference for organic and sustainable agriculture.

Averaging more than 650 participants annually, the conference provides a wide range of information for organic, and conventional, farm operations.

The event is organized by New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service, New Mexico Department of Agriculture, New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau and Green Tractor Farms.